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Software Development Engineer, Amazon Alexa

Software Development Engineer, Amazon Alexa

Job ID 
543542
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/25/2017
Company 
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We’re building the solutions and applications behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join our team!

We are growing this new team and are looking for talented engineers. As a member of the team you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

We are looking for passionate, hardworking software engineers who have experience building innovative that customers love. The ideal candidate is passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years experience building production software systems
  • Android development experience is a bonus
  • Possess OO design/development skills and have a proven track record for driving projects from concept to prototype and finally implementation
  • Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)
  • Experience in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining web service API's
  • Development experience with Linux and embedded operating systems.
  • Development experience with communications products (e.g. IP messaging, voice , and video)
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality


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